overjoy

overjoy

[oh-ver-joi]
verb (used with object)
to cause to feel great joy or delight; elate: It overjoys me to hear of your good fortune. I was overjoyed at her safe arrival.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; see over-, joy

overjoyed, adjective
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overjoy (ˌəʊvəˈdʒɔɪ)
 
vb
(tr) to give great delight to

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overjoy
1382, "to rejoice over," from over + joy (q.v.); translating L. supergaudere (in Psalms xxxiv, etc.). Transitive sense of "to fill with gladness" is first recorded 1571 (now usually in pp.).
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